Student hits back at selfie culture with ‘chinfies’

WHILE most social media users post their best-looking selfies, one Boston student is doing just the opposite. She posts "chinning" photos or "chinfies" by photographing herself from a low angle with her head titled and neck puffed up to get a double chin.

"My chinning entertained my friends all through middle school, high school and college, at which point I decided to share my chin with the world," 21-year-old Michelle Liu said.

She first launched her Instagram account around September 2016 while she was studying in Vienna, Austria.

Liu takes the photos on her iPhone with the help of a selfie stick. She has received mixed reactions from people who have seen her posts on social media.

"Strangers always notice me chinning. Some appear shocked, others confused, but across the board from my experience, they are usually entertained," Liu said.

Liu has 22,300 followers on Instragram. See her photos here: https://www.instagram.com/chinventures/